2000 Lotus M250 Concept

Lotus revealed an all-new mini-supercar concept. It was conceived as a model to fit in the Lotus lineup between the Elise and Esprit. Called Project M250, the car had a 250hp, 3 litre V6 engine that was mid-mounted. Unfortunately the Lotus M250 never actually reached production.

The original idea for the M250 was to give the car ‘creature comforts’ such as air-conditioning, central locking and electric windows – which Lotus usually omit from their products in order to lower weight.

As it turned out the M250 project was shelved when Lotus decided that the car was not fit for the world market.

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Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ Prototype
engine V6
displacement 3000 cc / 183.1 in³
power 186.4 kw / 250.0 bhp @ 0 rpm
specific output 83.33 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 250.0 bhp per tonne
torque Not Available nm / Not Available ft lbs @ 0 rpm
body / frame Aluminum
driven wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front tires F 225/40ZR-18
rear tires R 285/35ZR-19
front brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
f brake size x 320 mm / x 12.6 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
r brake size x 320 mm / x 12.6 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 25.4 cm / 19.0 x 10.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1000 kg / 2205 lbs
wheelbase 2518 mm / 99.1 in
length 4137 mm / 162.9 in
width 1817 mm / 71.5 in
height 1116 mm / 43.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~249.4 kph / 155.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~11.0 seconds